Let The Weaning Begin!

The weaning process has become a bitterness to a sweet end for me. For the last 3 years I’ve breastfed my two beautiful girls, and I must say its been a great experience. Although it takes lots of time and energy, just knowing they both got off to a great start both mentally and physically is well worth it. Not only has it given them an immune system booster, it has helped establish a bond that is irreplaceable.
As for me, well, I must say I’m a little sad and really didn’t think I would be. For a long time I’ve looked forward to getting just a little extra sleep, some time in the evenings to relax, or not having to rush home to deliver milk or nurse my precious baby to sleep. Now that I’m down to pumping just once a day I see our journey quickly coming to an end. A part of me knows stopping is o.k. because our baby girl is getting more than enough nourishment from the food she’s eating, she took a liking to food much more quickly than our two year old and is drinking a single 8oz bottle per day. The other part of me wants to keep that small string attached to the two of us to let mommy know her baby girl still needs her.
There are many physical and emotional quirks that are happening as well, I feel my body making gradual changes in an attempt to get back to its old self. A sense of awakening is starting as I recognize our girls are getting older and exploring the world for themselves, pushing boundaries everyday. New opportunities are presenting themselves for me to explore and finally I’m able to see just a little clearer where once there was fog.
My husband and I are still busier than ever but entering a new season as a family. Just as summer has ended and we begin fall, my wish to all my sister mama’s is to embrace the season you are in with your little ones, it’s true what our mama warrior’s before us have said……………”the days are long and the years are truly short. ” Enjoy Them 🙂

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